MBABANE: William Tsintsibala Dlamini, the National Commissioner of Police has informed all police officers in the country that the Eswatini Electricity Company(EEC) would disconnect power in Police Camps over outstanding payments.
The failure by the police service to pay electricity bills for officers comes hardly a week after Heads of the three security forces paid 10 cattle worth about E100,000.00 as a fine to King Mswati for unlawful parking at Lozitha Palace.
In a memorandum dated 30th March 2021, the National Commissioner assured the officers that his office was addressing the matter with the relevant Ministry and the company with the urgency it deserved.
“You are kindly informed that the Eswatini Electricity Company(EEC) is undertaking a disconnection exercise on outstanding payments in Police Camps. The National Commissioner of Police is addressing this matter with the relevant Ministry and company with the urgency it deserves. The office of the National Commissioner of Police regrets the inconvenience caused and further requests for your cooperation during this time” , read the memos directed to police officers.
A questionnaire was sent to the National Commissioenr via his mobile number where he was asked to explain why the King's Government did not pay the electricity bill, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
Wandile Dludlu, the Secretary General of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) in an earlier interview with this publication condemned the abuse of security officers by the King saying officers who provided security for the Nation were very important and must be treated with the respect they deserved.
Police National Commissioner William Dlamini